Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is a thriving liberal religious community of close to 150 members. We work and play together to meet our individual and group needs - be they spiritual, intellectual, or social. We welcome all who seek a religious home, free of creeds and based on love, reason, and conscience. We first met over 60 years ago as a small lay-led fellowship and have grown with the help of strong leadership - both lay and ministerial - to a dynamic fellowship serving Humboldt County and the Northern coast of California. We invite you to browse through our website to learn more about our Sunday services, our programs, social action activities, and religious education.
In keeping with our committment to social justice and the inherent worth and dignity of all people, Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship declares its support for the Unitarian Universalist Declaration of Conscience and the New Sanctuary Movement.
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Upcoming Events at HUUF - March 2017
We currently hold two services, one at 9:00 a.m. and the other at 11:00 a.m. Childcare is provided at 9:00 a.m. and Religious Education and Nursery Care are provided at the 11:00 a.m. service.
Sunday, March 5 – 11 a.m. Contemplation as a Spiritual Practice – Reverend Bryan Jessup. Contemplation has been defined as considering something with deep attention or as regarding something steadily. It has also been defined as thinking about the spiritual meaning of things and working to be aware of the presence of mystery and wonder, even in the ordinary moments of life. Some of the great contemplative poets and writers are Christian, like Thomas Merton. Others are more nature-based, like Ralph Waldo Emerson. In this service we will explore what contemplation – or thinking about the spiritual meaning of ordinary things – might do in our lives.
Sunday, March 12 - 9 a.m & 11 a.m. The Oral Tradition of Story Telling in Sufism – Pir Issa Chishti. Storytelling and conversation have an important role in the spiritual practice of Sufism. Join us as we explore the way these forms of oral tradition bring the message of radical inclusivity and openness of heart to all manifestations of the Divine.
Pir Issa Chishti is the son and successor of the late Pir Dr. Ibrahim Baba Chishti (Prof. Ibrahim Farajaje) in the Ajmeri Chishti Sufi lineage. He is currently pursuing his academic studies in the Bay Area. The Chishti path he represents is grounded in the teachings and life of Hazrati Moinuddin Chishti, Khawaja Gharib Nawaz, the Friend of the Poor and Marginalized, who taught a message of radical inclusivity and openness of heart to all manifestations of the Divine.
Sunday, March 19 - 9 a.m & 11 a.m. Creating Safe Places for Vulnerable Sharing and Growth – Reverend Bryan Jessup. In UU congregations across the country, and in other congregations as well, people come together to share what is truly in their hearts. Yet deep sharing is a tender and vulnerable business that requires people to take responsibility for themselves individually and create supportive structures and ground rules collectively. Safe places do not happen by accident and cannot be maintained without careful maintenance. Still, creating safe places is worth the effort because in those spaces our hearts truly become one.
This is also Canvass Sunday.
Sunday, March 26 - 9 a.m & 11 a.m. Transformational Personal Stories – Berti Welty. Join us as members and friends of the congregation share true, personal stories about an incident or awareness that was transformative in their lives. Be it a sudden insight or a shift in perspective, congregants are encouraged to search their memories for pivotal points in their lives. It takes courage to share personal snippets of one's life, and it can be very rewarding in feeling close to others and “being seen” for who you truly are. Anyone wishing to share a 3- to 5-minute story is asked to contact Berti Welty to participate. She can be reached at 476-0654
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